Category: food

Hidden Hangouts: Fairfax Denny’s

A hangout hidden in plain sight BY: JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR As I am seated at the local Fairfax Denny’s, happy to find shelter from the cool fall air, I am handed their Holiday Delights menu.  I am impressed by…

More Money, Less Problems

Prepping food is the meal deal BY: NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Meal prepping is hard.  You cook a lot of the same food, you get sick of eating it after two days, you spend a lot of money on eating…

Hidden Hangouts: Westover Farmers Market

Head to this local market for a collection of quality products BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Launch into millennial adulthood by checking out the freshest produce around at the Westover Farmers Market. While often associated with hipsters and high prices,…

How climate change affects Virginia’s wine

Northern Virginia’s past wine-making ventures make growers adaptable to foreseeable changes in the industry By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer Attempts to grow wine in Virginia date back to the settlers of Jamestown, whose numerous attempts failed as a result of…

International Week 2018

Events include a parade and a dance competition featuring multiple organiztions By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer International Week is back at Mason. A 37-year-old tradition, the celebration is packed with rich diversity and culture that the university embodies. From Friday, April…

Mason students in the boardroom

How marketing wine provides real-world experience in client-relations for future advertisers By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer During the first half of the Spring 2018 semester, Mason graphic design and marketing students in AVT 416: Advertising Design created original advertising campaigns…

Korean Central in Annandale: Soricha Tea & Theater

By Cat Tong, Staff Writer When people talk about Annandale, they know it by reputation and the nickname, “Koreatown” as a popular attraction. Due to it’s collection of Korean-owned businesses, Annandale has become a central area for the growth of…

Afternoon Ramen Run

JINYA Ramen Bar in Mosaic District By: Lauryn Cantrell Afternoon Ramen Run at JINYA Ramen Bar in the Mosaic District, located in, Fairfax, VA.  JINYA is a growing culinary franchise specializing in authentic Japanese ramen. With a name derived from…

A look at how Mason grows its own food

THE PRESIDENTS PARK HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE GROWS FRESH PRODUCE FOR MASON DINING By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has grown lettuce, basil, cilantro and other microgreens in its campus greenhouse using a hydroponic growing system. Ike’s dining hall uses…

Restaurant Review: Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee

A SWEET ADDITION TO VIENNA By Cat Tong, Staff Writer Located on the outskirts of Vienna, Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee – opened in early Dec. 2017, has become the town’s newest attraction. Rising in popularity among instagrammers and foodies,…